CPL LeRoy Wesley Cross

CPL LeRoy Wesley Cross

Birth
Rice, Benton County, Minnesota, USA
Death 22 Oct 1918 (aged 24–25)
Vittel, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France
Burial Spokane, Spokane County, Washington, USA
Plot Lawn 7-11HSP-21
Memorial ID 134957804 · View Source
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Parents: George Cross, Margaret Smith

Leroy Cross Dies On french Fields
War has claimed another youth who entered the service from Adams County. Leroy Cross, who
left here June 24th, died Oct. 22nd in France. The message stated that the cause of his death was
secondary femoral hemorrhage. While the war department gave no further information it is supposed
that he was wounded in the thigh and the bleeding set in which caused his death. Leroy was a brother
of J. L. Cross of this city and a son of Mr. and Mrs. George Cross of Valleyford, formerly of Ritzville.
Leroy Cross was born near Rice, Minn., and was 24 years old at the time of his death. When
ten years old the family removed to Washington settling first at Valleyford and then moving to
Ritzville. Leroy attended the schools here and graduated from the high school in 1914. He then
attended Whitman college for two years.
He was deputy city clerk here in 1917 and was also a member of the home guard which was
formed here on the outbreak of the war. He tried once to enlist in the navy but was rejected.
Last June he went with a contingent to Camp Lewis. He was a member of a forestry regiment.
Leroy was a young man of high ideals and strong character. He was a member of the Methodist
church of this city.



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CORPL CO M 305 INFT VITTEL FRANCE


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  • Added: 27 Aug 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 134957804
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for CPL LeRoy Wesley Cross (1893–22 Oct 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 134957804, citing Fairmount Memorial Park, Spokane, Spokane County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by ReconnectNow (contributor 47291893) .